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Iracambi Research and Conservation Center
OrganizationIracambi Research and Conservation Center
CountryCosta Rica
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Volunteers and Researchers from all over the world come to Iracambi to help us fulfil our mission to work with our community to make conservation of the rainforest more attractive than its destruction. We live in the Atlantic Rainforest on a working farm in the buffer zone of the Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, home to the world's largest population of the most endangered primate in the Americas, the Wooly Spider Monkey. Daily we face the same issues as our farming neighbors: how can we make a living from the land, whilst also preserving the biodiversity of the area?

The Atlantic Rainforest has been identified as one of the world's most globally important biodiversity hotspots, but this has not prevented it from being reduced to only eight fragmented per cent of its former size. The attack on the forest started when the Portuguese first arrived in Brazil 500 years ago, and continues today. Iracambi is working to reverse this trend. We believe that it is only by helping to find a future for the people who live and work in the forest, that we can provide a future for the forest itself.